You wake up in your bedroom from a nightmare that you can't remember. "Like those stories," you say out loud, thinking about scary stories you've heard before. But the scary parts of the stories come into mind as well. Slenderman, Jeff the Killer, and the Smile Dog come into mind, and even some you've never heard of. Ugh. "More nightmare fuel," you say to yourself. You hear a noise similar to a tack, like something hitting your window. Chills run down your spine and you stay at your place. You sit there and wait, but nothing else happens. You decide to get up and go to your parents.
But, opening the door only reveals a long corridor with no doors. You decide to turn around and go back into your room, but your door has disappeared. The room is dimly lit by ambient light that glows a dark red. You hear a soft voice. Sam's going to get yoooou~! You jump and are frozen to the spot. You walk down the corridor and you hear a soft thud in the distance behind you. You turn around and see a small speck of light. You rub your eyes for a moment, and when you look again, a dark figure in a top hat with yellow eyes is standing right in front of you. It doesn't move at all. You're beginning to panic by now. Then, he whispers his name. sssssaaam. You blink once, and in that moment, you hear a voice sing something slowly and softly...
ife is but a dreeaam~
The corridor crumbles away, and your body slowly fades.
Will you wake up? Or will you fall asleep?
Is it really that simple? or is life but a dream?